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Author:
Janet Shaw
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A springtime story with insights into life on the frontier in 1854 (from the American Girls Collection).
Author:
Shana Corey
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Biography
This picture book tells the story of Juliette Gordon Low and her founding of the Girl Scouts. Primary source quotes are integrated into the book's illustrations to support the main narrative.
Author:
Thomas Schumacher
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Explore the world of theater with this beautifully illustrated book. This book includes insight into the people, places, occupations, and equipment of the performing arts world.
Author:
Jim Haskins
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
This brief autobiography introduces readers to Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott.
Author:
White Linda Arms
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
This picture book biography introduces readers to Esther Morris, the driving force behind suffrage in Wyoming and the first woman to hold elected office in the United States.
Author:
Joyce Carol Thomas
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

The story of a brave African-American woman in her pursuit of pioneering a home.
Author:
Roxanne Orgill
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
The story of Louis Armstrong as a boy and how he was sent to The Colored Waif's Home, where a music teacher discovers Louis' musical talent and gives him a cornet.
Author:
Arthur Dorros
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

Bilingual:
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A little girl and her grandmother take a flying journey to visit the Caribbean island where the grandmother grew up.
Author:
Phillip Abraham
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
An illustrated biography of baseball and civil rights legend Jackie Robinson.
Author:
Patricia Newman
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Ride a train with a friendly conductor who teaches a young boy how to talk like a railroader.
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Award Key

Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).

Golden Kite Award

Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).

Newbery Medal

Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).

Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.